“Jesus said (John viii. 51), ‘If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.’ That statement is not confined to spiritual life, but includes all the phenomena of existence.” (Science and Health, page 429-430)
Jesus’s promise is a complete treatment for our lives. Keeping his saying, abiding by the Master’s assertion that there is one God, perfect good, and that we are His children and heirs, is an obedience that defies death’s threats.
Mrs. Eddy clarifies that what Jesus spoke of went beyond an assertion that our spiritual lives alone will endure if we trust the Truth of God he declared and demonstrated. Every aspect of life, all the phenomena of existence, must surely be lifted out of a belief in finiteness into its true limitlessness.
Jesus proved that a knowledge of God as Life, and of his own oneness with that Father-Mother-Life, gave him the power to transcend the cross. He knew this relationship to be true for all of us, or he would not have been able to raise back to life Lazarus and others who had died, to material sense.
Apply Jesus’s saying, his promise of infinite Life, to every aspect of existence. In this understanding, there can be no death to good at all. There can be no death to opportunities, no death to enthusiasm, no death to joy, no death to love, no end at all to anything that God’s good Life must naturally and eternally express.
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